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William Hall Macy Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor. His film career has been built on appearances in small, independent films, though he has also appeared in mainstream films. Macy has won two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, while his performance in Fargo earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. From 2011 to 2021, he has played Frank Gallagher, a main character in Shameless, the Showtime adaptation of the British television series. Macy has been married to Felicity Huffman since 1997.

William H. Macy
Macy in 2012
Born
William Hall Macy Jr.

(1950-03-13)March 13, 1950 (age 72)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
EducationAllegany High School
Alma materGoddard College
OccupationActor, director
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1997)​
Children2

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Macy was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Georgia and Maryland. His father, William Hall Macy Sr. (1922–2007), was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal for flying a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber in World War II; he later ran a construction company in Atlanta, Georgia, and worked for Dun & Bradstreet before taking over a Cumberland, Maryland-based insurance agency when Macy was nine years old. His mother, Lois (née Overstreet; 1920–2001), was a war widow who met Macy's father after her first husband died in 1943; Macy has described her as a "Southern belle".

Macy graduated from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland in 1968, and went on to Bethany College in West Virginia, where he studied veterinary medicine. A "wretched student" by his own admission, he transferred to Goddard College in rural Vermont, where he studied under playwright David Mamet, and graduated in 1972. He studied theatre at HB Studio in New York City.

After graduating from Goddard, Macy originated roles in a number of plays by collaborator David Mamet, such as American Buffalo and The Water Engine. While in Chicago in his twenties, he did a TV commercial. He was required to join AFTRA in order to do the commercial, and received his SAG card within a year, which for an elated Macy represented an important moment in his career.

Macy spent time in Los Angeles before moving to New York City in 1980, where he had roles in over fifty Off Broadway and Broadway plays. One of his earliest on-screen roles was as a theatre critic congratulating Christopher Reeve in 1980's Somewhere In Time, under the name W.H. Macy (so as not to be confused with the actor Bill Macy). Another memorable early performance was as a turtle named Socrates in the direct-to-video film The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984). He also had a minor role as a hospital orderly on the sitcom Kate & Allie in the fourth-season episode "General Hospital", and played an assistant district attorney in "Everybody's Favorite Bagman", the first produced episode of Law & Order; in both appearances, he was billed as W. H. Macy. He has appeared in numerous films that Mamet wrote and/or directed, such as House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, Oleanna (reprising the role he originated in the play of the same name), Wag the Dog, State and Main and Spartan.

Macy's leading role in Fargo helped boost his career and recognizability, though at the expense of nearly confining him to a narrow typecast of a worried man down on his luck. Other Macy roles of the 1990s and 2000s included Benny & Joon, Above Suspicion, Mr. Holland's Opus, Ghosts of Mississippi, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, A Civil Action, Pleasantville, Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Happy, Texas, Mystery Men, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III, Focus, Panic, Welcome to Collinwood, Seabiscuit, The Cooler and Sahara.

His work on ER and Sports Night has also been recognized with Emmy nominations.

Macy at the 62nd Annual Peabody Awards, May 2003

In a November 2003 interview with USA Today, Macy stated that he wanted to star in a big-budget action movie "for the money, for the security of a franchise like that. And I love big action-adventure movies. They're way cool." He serves as director-in-residence at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, where he teaches a technique called Practical Aesthetics. A book describing the technique, A Practical Handbook for the Actor (ISBN 0-394-74412-8), is dedicated to Macy and Mamet.

In 2007, Macy starred in Wild Hogs, a film about middle-aged men reliving their youthful days by taking to the open road on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Cincinnati to the Pacific Coast. Despite being critically panned, with a 14% "rotten" rating from Rotten Tomatoes, it was a financial success, grossing over $168 million. The film also reunited him with his A Civil Action costar, John Travolta. In 2009, Macy completed filming on The Maiden Heist, a comedy that co-starred Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken.

On June 23, 2008, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman, would each receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the upcoming year. On January 13, 2009, Macy replaced Jeremy Piven in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow on Broadway. Piven suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out of the play in December 2008 after he experienced health problems; Norbert Leo Butz covered the role from December 23, 2008, until Macy took over the part. Dirty Girl, which starred Macy along with Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen and Tim McGraw, premiered September 12, 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Macy in 2010

In summer 2010, Macy joined the Showtime pilot Shameless as the protagonist, Frank Gallagher. The project ultimately went to series, and its first season premiered on January 9, 2011. Macy has received high critical acclaim for his performance, eventually getting an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014.

In the 2012 film The Sessions, Macy played a priest who helps a man with a severe disability find personal fulfillment through a sex surrogate. He made his directorial debut with the independent drama Rudderless, which stars Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne. In 2017, he directed The Layover, a road trip comedy starring Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton.

In 2015, he had a small role as Grandpa in the drama film Room, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film reunited him with his Pleasantville costar, Joan Allen.

Huffman and Macy at a ceremony where each received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7, 2012

Macy and actress Felicity Huffman dated on-and-off for 15 years and married on September 6, 1997. They have two daughters, Sophia Grace (born December 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace (born March 14, 2002).[citation needed]

Macy and Huffman appeared at a rally for John Kerry in 2004. Macy plays the ukulele and is an avid woodturner. He has appeared on the cover of Fine Woodworking's special edition, Wood Turning Basics and was featured in an article in the April 2015 issue of American Woodturner (American Association of Woodturners). He is a national ambassador for the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Since shooting the film Wild Hogs, Macy has had a strong interest in riding motorcycles.

In March 2019, it was reported that Macy and Huffman had agreed to have Huffman pay $15,000 to have someone take an entrance exam, greatly improving the scores taken on the test in order to have a better chance of their daughter Sophia getting into college. Huffman was indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges as part of a wider federal investigation of college admissions bribery. For undisclosed reasons, no charges were filed against Macy. On September 13, 2019, a federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman to 14 days in federal prison, serving 10 days. As of October 2020, when Huffman completed the other parts of her sentence, which included 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release, no charges have been filed against Macy.

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Somewhere in Time Critic credited as W.H. Macy
Foolin' Around Bronski credited as W.H. Macy
1983 Without a Trace Reporter credited as W.H. Macy
WarGames NORAD Officer Uncredited
1985 The Last Dragon J. J. credited as W.H. Macy
1987 Radio Days Radio Actor credited as W.H. Macy
House of Games Sgt. Moran credited as W.H. Macy
1988 Things Change Billy Drake credited as W.H. Macy
1991 Homicide Tim Sullivan
Shadows and Fog Cop with Spiro credited as W.H. Macy
1993 Twenty Bucks Property Clerk
Benny & Joon Randy Burch
Searching for Bobby Fischer Petey's Father
1994 Being Human Boris
The Client Dr. Greenway
Dead on Sight Steven Meeker
Oleanna John
1995 Murder in the First D.A. William McNeil
Evolver Evolver Voice
Roommates Doctor Uncredited cameo
Tall Tale Railroad Magnate Uncredited cameo
Above Suspicion Pros. Atty. Schultz Also writer
Mr. Holland's Opus Vice-Principal Gene Wolters
1996 Down Periscope Commander Carl Knox
Fargo Jerry Lundegaard Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hit Me Policeman
Ghosts of Mississippi Charlie Crisco
1997 Colin Fitz Lives! Mr. O'Day / Colin Fitz
Air Force One Major Caldwell
Boogie Nights Little Bill Thompson
Wag the Dog CIA Agent Charles Young
1998 Jerry and Tom Karl
Pleasantville George Parker
Psycho Arbogast
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Justin Voice, Direct-to-video
A Civil Action James Gordon
1999 Happy, Texas Sheriff Chappy Dent
Mystery Men The Shoveler
Magnolia Quiz Kid Donnie Smith
2000 Panic Alex
State and Main Walt Price
2001 Jurassic Park III Paul Kirby
Focus Lawrence "Larry" Newman
2002 Welcome to Collinwood Riley
2003 The Cooler Bernie Lootz
Stealing Sinatra John Irwin
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Narrator Voice, Documentary
Seabiscuit Tick Tock McGlaughlin
2004 Spartan Stoddard
In Enemy Hands Chief of Boat Nathan Travers
Cellular Sgt. Bob Mooney
2005 Sahara Admiral James Sandecker
Edmond Edmond Burke
Thank You for Smoking Senator Ortolan K. Finistirre
2006 Doogal Brian the Snail Voice
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Rudyard North Voice, Direct-to-video; also executive producer
Bobby Paul
Inland Empire Announcer
Everyone's Hero Lefty Maginnis Voice
2007 Wild Hogs Dudley Frank
He Was a Quiet Man Gene Shelby
2008 The Deal Charlie Berns Also writer
Bart Got a Room Ernie Stein
The Tale of Despereaux Lester Voice
2009 The Maiden Heist George McLendon
Shorts Dr. Noseworthy
2010 Marmaduke Don Twombly
Dirty Girl Ray
2011 The Lincoln Lawyer Frank Levin
Portraits in Dramatic Time Himself
2012 The Sessions Father Brendan
2013 A Single Shot Pitt
Trust Me Gary
2014 The Wind Rises Satomi Voice
Ernest & Celestine Head Dentist Voice
Rudderless Trill (Proprietor) Also writer, director, and executive producer
Two-Bit Waltz Carl
Cake Leonard
2015 Walter Dr. Corman
Dial a Prayer Bill
Stealing Cars Philip Wyatt
Room Robert "Grandpa" Newsome
2016 Blood Father Kirby
2017 The Layover Director
Krystal Wyatt Also director

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Awakening Land Will Beagle credited as W.H. Macy, Miniseries
1982 Another World Frank Fisk credited as W.H. Macy, Unknown episodes
1983 The Cradle Will Fall Ben Duffy credited as W.H. Macy, Television film
Sitcom Chip Gooseberry credited as W.H. Macy, Television film
1984 The Boy Who Loved Trolls Socrates the Turtle (voice) credited as W.H. Macy, Television film
The Dining Room Arthur / Charlie / Architect / Billy / Nick / Fred / Tony / Standish credited as W.H. Macy, Television film
1985 Joanna Napoleon Flipper credited as W.H. Macy, TV short
Hometown Loring Dixwell credited as W.H. Macy, Episode: "Mary's Yen"
1985–1988 Spenser: For Hire Efrem Connors credited as W.H. Macy, 3 episodes
1986 Kate & Allie Carl credited as W.H. Macy, Episode: "General Hospital"
1987 The Equalizer Dr. Spaulding credited as W.H. Macy, Episode: "Hand and Glove"
Alive from Off Center Uncredited Episode: "As Seen on TV"
1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan Randy credited as W.H. Macy, Miniseries
Lip Service Farmer credited as W.H. Macy, Television film; also director
1989 Tattingers Myron credited as W.H. Macy, Episode: "Tour of Doody"
1990 ABC Afterschool Specials Store Clerk Episode: "All That Glitters"
Law & Order John McCormack Episode: "Everybody's Favorite Bagman"
1992 In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion Ray Daniels Television film
Law & Order Powell Episode: "Sisters of Mercy"
Civil Wars Donald Patchen Episode: "Denise and De Nuptials:
A Private Matter Psychiatrist Television film
The Water Engine Charles Lang Television film
A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story Sean Hammel Television film
The Heart of Justice Booth Television film
1993 Bakersfield P.D. Russell Karp Episode: "Cable Does Not Pay"
L.A. Law Bernard Ruskin Episode: "Rhyme and Punishment"
1994–2009 ER Dr. David Morgenstern 31 episodes
1994 Texan Doctor TV short
1995 In the Shadow of Evil Dr. Frank Teague Television film
Mystery Dance Bob Wilson Episode: "Episode #1.1"
1996 Andersonville Col. Chandler Miniseries
The Writing on the Wall Petrocelli Television film
1998 Superman: The Animated Series The Director (voice) Episode: "Where There's Smoke"
The Con Bobby Sommerdinger Television film; also writer
The Lionhearts Leo Lionheart (voice) 13 episodes
King of the Hill Dr. Rubin (voice) Episode: "Pregnant Paws"
Hercules Jorgen Svenson / Sven Jorgenson (voice) Episode: "Hercules and the Twilight of the Gods"
1999 Frasier Ralph (voice) Episode: "Good Samaritan"
Batman Beyond Aaron Herbst (voice) Episode: "Disappearing Inque"
A Slight Case of Murder Terry Thorpe Television film; also writer
The Wild Thornberrys Skoot (voice) Episode: "On the Right Track"
1999–2000 Sports Night Sam Donovan 6 episodes
1999 The Night of the Headless Horseman Ichabod Crane Television film
2000 Batman Beyond Karros (voice) Episode: "Big Time"
2001 Nature Narrator Episode: "Polar Bear Invasion"
2002 Door to Door Bill Porter Television film; also writer
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Glenn Television film
2003 Out of Order Steven Miniseries
2004 Reversible Errors Arthur Raven Television film
The Wool Cap Charlie Gigot Television film; also writer and producer
2006 The Simpsons Himself (voice) Episode: "Homer's Paternity Coot"
Nightmares and Dreamscapes Clyde Umney / Sam Landry / George Demmick Miniseries
2006–2007 Curious George Narrator 30 episodes; season one only
2007 The Unit President of the United States Episode: "The Broom Cupboard"
2008 Family Man Todd Becker Television film; also writer and executive producer
2011–2021 Shameless Frank Gallagher Main role, 11 seasons; directed 3 episodes, wrote 1 episode
2011 Versailles Bill 3 episodes
2022 The Dropout Richard Fuisz
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William H Macy Article Talk Language Watch Edit William Macy redirects here Not to be confused with Bill Macy William Hall Macy Jr born March 13 1950 is an American actor His film career has been built on appearances in small independent films though he has also appeared in mainstream films 3 Macy has won two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards while his performance in Fargo earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor From 2011 to 2021 he has played Frank Gallagher a main character in Shameless the Showtime adaptation of the British television series Macy has been married to Felicity Huffman since 1997 William H MacyMacy in 2012BornWilliam Hall Macy Jr 1950 03 13 March 13 1950 age 72 Miami Florida U S 1 2 EducationAllegany High SchoolAlma materGoddard CollegeOccupationActor directorYears active1975 presentSpouse s Felicity Huffman m 1997 wbr Children2 Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 4 1 Film 4 2 Television 5 Awards and nominations 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksEarly life EditMacy was born in Miami Florida and grew up in Georgia and Maryland 4 His father William Hall Macy Sr 1922 2007 was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal for flying a B 17 Flying Fortress bomber in World War II he later ran a construction company in Atlanta Georgia and worked for Dun amp Bradstreet before taking over a Cumberland Maryland based insurance agency when Macy was nine years old His mother Lois nee Overstreet 1920 2001 was a war widow who met Macy s father after her first husband died in 1943 Macy has described her as a Southern belle 5 6 7 Macy graduated from Allegany High School in Cumberland Maryland in 1968 and went on to Bethany College in West Virginia where he studied veterinary medicine 3 A wretched student by his own admission he transferred to Goddard College in rural Vermont where he studied under playwright David Mamet and graduated in 1972 He studied theatre at HB Studio 8 in New York City Career EditAfter graduating from Goddard Macy originated roles in a number of plays by collaborator David Mamet such as American Buffalo 9 and The Water Engine 10 While in Chicago in his twenties he did a TV commercial He was required to join AFTRA in order to do the commercial and received his SAG card within a year which for an elated Macy represented an important moment in his career 11 Macy spent time in Los Angeles before moving to New York City in 1980 where he had roles in over fifty Off Broadway and Broadway plays One of his earliest on screen roles was as a theatre critic congratulating Christopher Reeve in 1980 s Somewhere In Time under the name W H Macy so as not to be confused with the actor Bill Macy Another memorable early performance was as a turtle named Socrates in the direct to video film The Boy Who Loved Trolls 1984 He also had a minor role as a hospital orderly on the sitcom Kate amp Allie in the fourth season episode General Hospital and played an assistant district attorney in Everybody s Favorite Bagman the first produced episode of Law amp Order in both appearances he was billed as W H Macy He has appeared in numerous films that Mamet wrote and or directed such as House of Games Things Change Homicide Oleanna reprising the role he originated in the play of the same name Wag the Dog State and Main and Spartan Macy s leading role in Fargo helped boost his career and recognizability though at the expense of nearly confining him to a narrow typecast of a worried man down on his luck 12 Other Macy roles of the 1990s and 2000s included Benny amp Joon Above Suspicion Mr Holland s Opus Ghosts of Mississippi Air Force One Boogie Nights A Civil Action Pleasantville Gus Van Sant s remake of Psycho Happy Texas Mystery Men Magnolia Jurassic Park III Focus Panic Welcome to Collinwood Seabiscuit The Cooler and Sahara His work on ER and Sports Night has also been recognized with Emmy nominations Macy at the 62nd Annual Peabody Awards May 2003 In a November 2003 interview with USA Today Macy stated that he wanted to star in a big budget action movie for the money for the security of a franchise like that And I love big action adventure movies They re way cool 13 He serves as director in residence at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York where he teaches a technique called Practical Aesthetics A book describing the technique A Practical Handbook for the Actor ISBN 0 394 74412 8 is dedicated to Macy and Mamet In 2007 Macy starred in Wild Hogs a film about middle aged men reliving their youthful days by taking to the open road on their Harley Davidson motorcycles from Cincinnati to the Pacific Coast Despite being critically panned with a 14 rotten rating from Rotten Tomatoes it was a financial success grossing over 168 million 14 The film also reunited him with his A Civil Action costar John Travolta In 2009 Macy completed filming on The Maiden Heist a comedy that co starred Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken On June 23 2008 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Macy and his wife Felicity Huffman would each receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the upcoming year On January 13 2009 Macy replaced Jeremy Piven in David Mamet s Speed the Plow on Broadway Piven suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out of the play in December 2008 after he experienced health problems Norbert Leo Butz covered the role from December 23 2008 until Macy took over the part 15 Dirty Girl which starred Macy along with Juno Temple Milla Jovovich Mary Steenburgen and Tim McGraw premiered September 12 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival Macy in 2010 In summer 2010 Macy joined the Showtime pilot Shameless as the protagonist Frank Gallagher The project ultimately went to series and its first season premiered on January 9 2011 Macy has received high critical acclaim for his performance 16 eventually getting an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 In the 2012 film The Sessions Macy played a priest who helps a man with a severe disability find personal fulfillment through a sex surrogate 17 He made his directorial debut with the independent drama Rudderless which stars Billy Crudup Anton Yelchin Felicity Huffman Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne In 2017 he directed The Layover a road trip comedy starring Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton In 2015 he had a small role as Grandpa in the drama film Room which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture The film reunited him with his Pleasantville costar Joan Allen Personal life Edit Huffman and Macy at a ceremony where each received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7 2012 Macy and actress Felicity Huffman dated on and off for 15 years 18 and married on September 6 1997 They have two daughters Sophia Grace born December 1 2000 and Georgia Grace born March 14 2002 citation needed Macy and Huffman appeared at a rally for John Kerry in 2004 19 20 Macy plays the ukulele and is an avid woodturner He has appeared on the cover of Fine Woodworking s special edition Wood Turning Basics 21 and was featured in an article in the April 2015 issue of American Woodturner American Association of Woodturners He is a national ambassador for the United Cerebral Palsy Association 22 Since shooting the film Wild Hogs Macy has had a strong interest in riding motorcycles 17 In March 2019 it was reported that Macy and Huffman had agreed to have Huffman pay 15 000 to have someone take an entrance exam greatly improving the scores taken on the test in order to have a better chance of their daughter Sophia getting into college Huffman was indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges as part of a wider federal investigation of college admissions bribery For undisclosed reasons 23 no charges were filed against Macy 24 On September 13 2019 a federal judge in Boston sentenced Huffman to 14 days in federal prison 25 serving 10 days 26 As of October 2020 when Huffman completed the other parts of her sentence which included 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release no charges have been filed against Macy 27 Filmography EditFilm Edit Year Title Role Notes1980 Somewhere in Time Critic credited as W H MacyFoolin Around Bronski credited as W H Macy1983 Without a Trace Reporter credited as W H MacyWarGames NORAD Officer Uncredited1985 The Last Dragon J J credited as W H Macy1987 Radio Days Radio Actor credited as W H MacyHouse of Games Sgt Moran credited as W H Macy1988 Things Change Billy Drake credited as W H Macy1991 Homicide Tim SullivanShadows and Fog Cop with Spiro credited as W H Macy1993 Twenty Bucks Property ClerkBenny amp Joon Randy BurchSearching for Bobby Fischer Petey s Father1994 Being Human BorisThe Client Dr GreenwayDead on Sight Steven MeekerOleanna John1995 Murder in the First D A William McNeilEvolver Evolver VoiceRoommates Doctor Uncredited cameoTall Tale Railroad Magnate Uncredited cameo 28 Above Suspicion Pros Atty Schultz Also writerMr Holland s Opus Vice Principal Gene Wolters1996 Down Periscope Commander Carl KnoxFargo Jerry Lundegaard Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 29 Hit Me PolicemanGhosts of Mississippi Charlie Crisco1997 Colin Fitz Lives Mr O Day Colin FitzAir Force One Major CaldwellBoogie Nights Little Bill ThompsonWag the Dog CIA Agent Charles Young1998 Jerry and Tom KarlPleasantville George ParkerPsycho ArbogastThe Secret of NIMH 2 Timmy to the Rescue Justin Voice Direct to videoA Civil Action James Gordon1999 Happy Texas Sheriff Chappy DentMystery Men The ShovelerMagnolia Quiz Kid Donnie Smith2000 Panic AlexState and Main Walt Price2001 Jurassic Park III Paul KirbyFocus Lawrence Larry Newman2002 Welcome to Collinwood Riley2003 The Cooler Bernie LootzStealing Sinatra John IrwinEasy Riders Raging Bulls Narrator Voice DocumentarySeabiscuit Tick Tock McGlaughlin2004 Spartan StoddardIn Enemy Hands Chief of Boat Nathan TraversCellular Sgt Bob Mooney2005 Sahara Admiral James SandeckerEdmond Edmond BurkeThank You for Smoking Senator Ortolan K Finistirre2006 Doogal Brian the Snail VoiceChoose Your Own Adventure The Abominable Snowman Rudyard North Voice Direct to video also executive producerBobby PaulInland Empire AnnouncerEveryone s Hero Lefty Maginnis Voice2007 Wild Hogs Dudley FrankHe Was a Quiet Man Gene Shelby2008 The Deal Charlie Berns Also writerBart Got a Room Ernie SteinThe Tale of Despereaux Lester Voice2009 The Maiden Heist George McLendonShorts Dr Noseworthy2010 Marmaduke Don TwomblyDirty Girl Ray2011 The Lincoln Lawyer Frank LevinPortraits in Dramatic Time Himself2012 The Sessions Father Brendan2013 A Single Shot PittTrust Me Gary2014 The Wind Rises Satomi VoiceErnest amp Celestine Head Dentist VoiceRudderless Trill Proprietor Also writer director and executive producerTwo Bit Waltz CarlCake Leonard2015 Walter Dr CormanDial a Prayer BillStealing Cars Philip WyattRoom Robert Grandpa Newsome2016 Blood Father Kirby2017 The Layover DirectorKrystal Wyatt Also directorTelevision Edit Year Title Role Notes1978 The Awakening Land Will Beagle credited as W H Macy Miniseries1982 Another World Frank Fisk credited as W H Macy Unknown episodes1983 The Cradle Will Fall Ben Duffy credited as W H Macy Television filmSitcom Chip Gooseberry credited as W H Macy Television film1984 The Boy Who Loved Trolls Socrates the Turtle voice credited as W H Macy Television filmThe Dining Room Arthur Charlie Architect Billy Nick Fred Tony Standish credited as W H Macy Television film1985 Joanna Napoleon Flipper credited as W H Macy TV shortHometown Loring Dixwell credited as W H Macy Episode Mary s Yen 1985 1988 Spenser For Hire Efrem Connors credited as W H Macy 3 episodes1986 Kate amp Allie Carl credited as W H Macy Episode General Hospital 1987 The Equalizer Dr Spaulding credited as W H Macy Episode Hand and Glove Alive from Off Center Uncredited Episode As Seen on TV 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan Randy credited as W H Macy MiniseriesLip Service Farmer credited as W H Macy Television film also director1989 Tattingers Myron credited as W H Macy Episode Tour of Doody 1990 ABC Afterschool Specials Store Clerk Episode All That Glitters Law amp Order John McCormack Episode Everybody s Favorite Bagman 1992 In the Line of Duty Siege at Marion Ray Daniels Television filmLaw amp Order Powell Episode Sisters of Mercy Civil Wars Donald Patchen Episode Denise and De Nuptials A Private Matter Psychiatrist Television filmThe Water Engine Charles Lang Television filmA Murderous Affair The Carolyn Warmus Story Sean Hammel Television filmThe Heart of Justice Booth Television film1993 Bakersfield P D Russell Karp Episode Cable Does Not Pay L A Law Bernard Ruskin Episode Rhyme and Punishment 1994 2009 ER Dr David Morgenstern 31 episodes1994 Texan Doctor TV short1995 In the Shadow of Evil Dr Frank Teague Television filmMystery Dance Bob Wilson Episode Episode 1 1 1996 Andersonville Col Chandler MiniseriesThe Writing on the Wall Petrocelli Television film1998 Superman The Animated Series The Director voice Episode Where There s Smoke The Con Bobby Sommerdinger Television film also writerThe Lionhearts Leo Lionheart voice 13 episodesKing of the Hill Dr Rubin voice Episode Pregnant Paws Hercules Jorgen Svenson Sven Jorgenson voice Episode Hercules and the Twilight of the Gods 1999 Frasier Ralph voice Episode Good Samaritan Batman Beyond Aaron Herbst voice Episode Disappearing Inque A Slight Case of Murder Terry Thorpe Television film also writerThe Wild Thornberrys Skoot voice Episode On the Right Track 1999 2000 Sports Night Sam Donovan 6 episodes1999 The Night of the Headless Horseman Ichabod Crane Television film2000 Batman Beyond Karros voice Episode Big Time 2001 Nature Narrator Episode Polar Bear Invasion 2002 Door to Door Bill Porter Television film also writerIt s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Glenn Television film2003 Out of Order Steven Miniseries2004 Reversible Errors Arthur Raven Television filmThe Wool Cap Charlie Gigot Television film also writer and producer2006 The Simpsons Himself voice Episode Homer s Paternity Coot Nightmares and Dreamscapes Clyde Umney Sam Landry George Demmick Miniseries2006 2007 Curious George Narrator 30 episodes season one only2007 The Unit President of the United States Episode The Broom Cupboard 2008 Family Man Todd Becker Television film also writer and executive producer2011 2021 Shameless Frank Gallagher Main role 11 seasons directed 3 episodes wrote 1 episode2011 Versailles Bill 3 episodes2022 The Dropout Richard FuiszAwards and nominations EditSee also List of awards and nominations received by William H MacySee also EditList of people from MiamiReferences Edit Rebecca Flint Marx 2014 William H Macy Biography The New York Times Archived from the original on March 6 2014 Retrieved April 15 2015 William H Macy Biography Biography com A amp E Television Networks LLC Retrieved April 15 2015 a b Robert Abele July 2001 Interview with William H Macy Maxim 84 Stated on Inside the Actors Studio 2004 William H Macy Biography Yahoo Movies Retrieved July 7 2010 William H Macy Biography 1950 Film Reference MACY S ROOTS RUN DEEP INTO PASCAGOULA Sun Herald 2004 04 11 Retrieved 2019 05 13 HB Studio Alumni Dettmer Roger October 25 1975 Buffalo only fragments of the intended Chicago Tribune Chicago Illinois p 1 14 Archived from the original on February 9 2019 Retrieved February 9 2019 via Newspapers com Harris Andrew B 1994 Broadway Theatre Routledge p 98 ISBN 0 415 10520 X Retrieved 2008 04 16 By 1975 David Mamet and the St Nicholas Theater had settled in Chicago Moynihan Rob January 19 2015 How I Got My SAG AFTRA Card TV Guide p 8 McIntyre Gina January 8 2004 William H Macy actor The Hollywood Reporter Los Angeles California Archived from the original on October 9 2007 Retrieved July 7 2010 William H Macy wants to be action hero USA Today November 23 2003 Retrieved September 25 2016 Wild Hogs Rotten Tomatoes Retrieved 07 28 10 Silverman Stephen M December 18 2008 Jeremy Piven Abruptly Abandons Broadway Play People Des Moines Iowa Stransky Tanner December 10 2010 William H Macy takes it off Entertainment Weekly No 1132 Des Moines Iowa Meredith Corporation p 22 a b Cooper Chet 2013 William H Macy Interview Ability Santa Ana California Retrieved March 11 2018 Huffman s a hard working lazy actor TribLive February 23 2015 Retrieved December 4 2016 All Star Concert Benefit for Presidential Candidate John Kerry DailyCeleb com July 6 2004 Archived from the original on 2007 10 15 William H Macy s Federal Campaign Contribution Report Newsmeat Archived from the original on 2006 07 16 Wood Turning Basics FineWoodworking 2007 04 23 Retrieved 2019 04 17 UCP Announces William H Macy as UCP Ambassador National Ambassadors Press release United Cerebral Palsy January 14 2003 Archived from the original on September 27 2007 Winton Richard March 13 2019 Why wasn t William H Macy charged in college admissions scandal that targeted wife Felicity Huffman Los Angeles Times Retrieved March 14 2019 Durkin Richer Alanna Binkley Collin March 12 2019 Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Among Those Charged in Sweeping College Admissions Bribery Scandal Time Archived from the original on March 12 2019 Retrieved March 13 2019 Jancelewicz Chris September 16 2019 Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in jail for her role in college bribery scandal Global News Retrieved October 22 2019 Fieldstadt Elisha Kaplan Ezra October 25 2019 Felicity Huffman released from prison on 11th day of 14 day sentence NBC News Retrieved December 28 2020 Foussianes Chloe October 26 2020 How Felicity Huffman and William H Macy Became Involved the College Admissions Scandal Town and Country Retrieved December 28 2020 William H Macy TV com Retrieved May 22 2016 The 69th Academy Awards 1997 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Archived from the original on October 9 2020 External links EditWikiquote has quotations related to William H Macy Wikimedia Commons has media 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